Aclaim's Cachet On Top In The Nell Gwyn


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Benefitting from the absence of Inspiral (GB) (Frankel {GB}) in Tuesday's G3 Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn S. at Newmarket, Highclere Thoroughbred Racing's TDN Rising Star Cachet (Ire) (Aclaim {Ire}) provided the Gosdens' luminary with a timely boost ahead of the upcoming 1000 Guineas. Keeping it simple on last year's G1 Fillies' Mile third and G2 Rockfel S. runner-up, William Buick who was chasing a treble on the card stayed away from the main pack racing near the pace and when set on her way approaching three out asserted for a comfortable 2 1/2-length defeat of Almohandesah (GB) (Postponed {Ire}), with old rival Hello You (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) 1 3/4 lengths away in third. “She was doing it on ability at two and was quite weak,” trainer George Boughey commented, before pointing the way to a Guineas rematch with Inspiral. “She loves the track and that is a huge string to her bow here and she will roll forward and she will be giving us a shout a furlong out. She will see the mile out.”

Cachet had earned TDN Rising Star status with a 5 1/2-length novice win on debut here in May before tackling group and listed company on her next seven starts. While most fillies would have regressed from tough encounters during a busy season, the bay kept fighting and after chasing home Hello You in the Rockfel was 2 3/4 lengths off Inspiral in the Fillies' Mile and on the plane to Del Mar. Ahead of Hello You when fourth behind Pizza Bianca (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) and Malavath (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) in the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, she became the second filly to re-emerge from winter quarters and uphold that form with the latter successful in last week's G3 Prix Imprudence.

Taking the same racing line as she had in the Fillies' Mile, Cachet was always in her comfort zone here and there are reasons to be positive about her stamina for her biggest test on the first Sunday in May. Her dam Poyle Sophie (GB) (Teofilo {Ire}), who raced over middle distances at a far lower level, is a half to the dam of the GIII San Francisco Mile scorer and GII Mathis Brothers Mile third Whisper Not (GB) (Poet's Voice {GB}). The family includes the G2 Lowther S. winner Jemima (GB) (Owington {GB}), who in turn produced the multiple stakes-winning sire English Colony (GB) (Rock of Gibraltar {Ire}) and the GII Fantasy S. third Jemima's Pearl (Distorted Humor). Poyle Sophie's 2-year-old filly is by Kuroshio (Aus), while she also has a yearling daughter of Cotai Glory (GB).

Tuesday, Newmarket, Britain
LANWADES STUD NELL GWYN S.-G3, £80,000, Newmarket, 4-12, 3yo, f, 7fT, 1:24.27, gd.
1–CACHET (IRE), 126, f, 3, by Aclaim (Ire)
     1st Dam: Poyle Sophie (GB), by Teofilo (Ire)
     2nd Dam: Lost In Lucca (GB), by Inchinor (GB)
     3rd Dam: Poyle Fizz (GB), by Damister
1ST BLACK TYPE WIN, 1ST GROUP WIN. (14,000gns RNA Ylg '20 TATASY; 60,000gns 2yo '21 TATBRE). O-Highclere Thoroughbred Racing – Wild Flower; B-Hyde Park Stud (IRE); T-George Boughey; J-William Buick. £45,368. Lifetime Record: G1SP-Eng, 9-2-1-3, $225,458. Werk Nick Rating: A. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Almohandesah (GB), 126, f, 3, Postponed (Ire)–Chocolate Hills (Fr), by Exceed and Excel (Aus).
1ST BLACK TYPE, 1ST GROUP TYPE. (18,000gns RNA Wlg '19 TATFOA; 16,500gns Ylg '20 TATFEB). O-Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum; B-Flyingbolt Bloodstock Et Al (GB); T-Karl Burke. £17,200.
3–Hello You (Ire), 129, f, 3, Invincible Spirit (Ire)–Lucrece (GB), by Pivotal (GB).
(€350,000 Ylg '20 ARDEAY). O-Amo Racing Limited; B-Serge Boucheron (IRE); T-David Loughnane. £8,608.
Margins: 2HF, 1 3/4, NK. Odds: 1.88, 28.00, 2.75.
Also Ran: Perfect News (GB), Flash Betty (GB), Romantic Time (GB), Rishes Baar (Ire), Ribbon Rose (GB). Scratched: System (Ire). Click for the free catalogue-style pedigree.

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